Newsletter Archive
June 2013

First Aid for Little Explorers

Children are full of curiosity; they enjoy a little rough and tumble, and love to explore the world around them. And of course they never walk if they can run, jump, hop or clamber instead. So it’s not surprising that they occasionally lose their footing. Knees are grazed, wrists sprained or heads bumped. Sometimes a little kiss and a plaster make everything better, but sometimes the injuries require first aid, and here natural medicines are a great help. Keep this little emergency first aid kit to hand on long journeys, days out or just at home and you will always be prepared to deal with minor accidents.

Treating grazes

Grazes, especially to the knees, elbows and palms of the hands, are among the commonest injuries. Since it’s often only the top layer of skin that is damaged, grazes usually do not bleed very much. Use calendula essence or saline (0.9% solution) to clean them carefully of any dirt. If neither of these is available in an emergency, tap water or mineral water may also be used. Then squeeze a little gel from a tube of WALA Wund- und Brandgel* on to the affected area. Its natural ingredients with their structuring power encourage the start of healing and promote regeneration of the injured skin.

Relieve itching and burning sensations

With the warmer temperatures, gnats, wasps and all their little friends are also out and about. And they are particularly fond of children's soft skin. Here, too, WALA Wund- und Brandgel provides fast, effective relief. Apply a thin layer of the gel to the affected area for a rapid, pleasantly cooling effect. The gel contains arnica (Arnica montana) and stinging nettle (Urtica urens) to reduce swelling and alleviate pain and itching fast, as well as calendula (Calendula officinalis),WALA Wund- und Brandgel is also useful for the treatment of sunburn or other minor burns.

First aid for kids of all ages

Squeezed fingers, twisted ankles and tumbles can all give rise to blunt injuries. These are injuries like bruises, sprains and pulled muscles, in which the outer skin remains undamaged. In such cases, arnica (Arnica montana) has been shown to help heal injured tissue. WALA Arnika Wundtücher** are arnica wipes that have a perceptibly cooling effect, reduce swelling and alleviate pain. They come individually wrapped and are ready to use whenever needed. The sooner they are applied, the more effective they are.

Another remedy to keep with you at all times is Arnica e planta tota D6, Globuli velati***. Children love these sweet globules, making it easy to complete the treatment of blunt injuries.

But don’t worry: you won’t need to carry two first-aid kits around with you on your next family day-out – all these natural remedies also work on fully grown explorers.

What to pack in your First-Aid kit:
- Plasters
- Two dressing pads
- Triangular bandage
- Two long bandages
- WALA Arnica Wundtücher (wet wipes containing arnica)
- WALA Wund- und Brandgel (gel for treating minor injuries and burns)
- Arnica e planta tota D6, Globuli velati
- Pocket knife
- Water

Required product information

All indications are derived from the anthroposophical understanding of human beings and nature. For information on risks and side-effects please read the pack insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

*WALA Wund- und Brandgel Indications:
First and second degree burns and scalds, sunburn, insect bites, grazes.

**WALA Arnica Wundtücher
Active ingredient:
Arnica montana e floribus LA 20%. Indications: First aid for blunt injuries such as sprains, strains, bruises. Warning: Wipes contain 25% (v/v) alcohol.

***Arnica e planta tota D6, Globuli velati
Active ingredient:
arnica montana e planta tota ferm 33c dil. D6 (HAB, Method 33c). Indications: Sore muscles, pulled muscles or ligaments, bruises. Warning: Globules contain sucrose.